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[ches-ter] /ˈtʃɛs tər/
a city in Cheshire, in NW England: only English city with the Roman walls still intact.
a city in SE Pennsylvania.
Cheshire (def 3).
former name of Cheshire (def 1).
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “camp.”. Unabridged
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  • The request was granted, and the sanctuary removed from ManChester to Chester.

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  • Which was doubly true, for both William and Chester had asked her.

    Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
  • “Not if I can prevent it,” exclaimed Chester, jumping to his feet.

  • The chief Latin contributions are -Chester, -cester, -caster, Lat.

    The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley
  • Mr. Conrad spoke much of New York and his experiences there, and Chester listened to him eagerly.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
British Dictionary definitions for Chester


a city in NW England, administrative centre of the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester, on the River Dee: intact surrounding walls; 16th- and 17th-century double-tier shops. Pop: 80 121 (2001) Latin name Deva
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Word Origin and History for Chester

Cestre (1086), from Old English Legacæstir (735) "City of the Legions," from Old English ceaster "Roman town or city," from Latin castrum "fortified place" (see castle (n.)). It was the base of the Second Legion Adiutrix in the 70s C.E. and later the 20th Legion Valeria Victrix. But the town's name in Roman times was Deoua (c.150 C.E.), from its situation on the River Dee, a Celtic river name meaning "the goddess, the holy one."

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